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Day #349 – Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale

December 16, 2011

Day 2 of my tribute to Jester King. Last night’s beer was the first of it’s style for my blog; tonight I return to an style that I’ve had plenty of times before, just not the Jester King way.

Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale

The Noble King is classified as a Belgian Ale. It is brewed using noble hops which are all lower in alpha acids and typically less aggressive in aroma and flavor. They also finished it off with their house Farmhouse yeast. 5.4% ABV. Let’s see what we have. Also, check out the cool logo I found! They haven’t quite started bottling and selling this to the public but will starting very soon!

This beer pours a slightly cloudy dark golden orange color with a larger foamy white head. Nice bubbles. I can see similarities between this and their table beer. Light sediment.

The aroma is earthy hops, light dry notes with a yeasty character as well. Some spicy notes. The farmhouse notes aren’t as prominent.

Flavor is dry, earthy hops with a slightly bitter grainy flavor. Finishes with a noble hop flavor. Not bad and is more representative of the English IPA style which use noble hops a lot. American IPAs are more aggressive in character while this beer is laid back.

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Cheers!

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